3 holiday gifts your kids can make for your pets
By Aimee Heckel
We know your pets are part of your family. We also know you’re going to be looking for ways to entertain your kids over winter break.
So combine the two and organize some fun, hand’s on holiday activities: gifts your kids can make for your pets.
Here are three of our favorite holiday gift projects that your kids can make to put under Fido’s tree.
1. Easy dog treats.
Let’s face it. You may think that Grinch sweater is a great Christmas gift, but your dog would prefer a big ball of peanut butter.
Indestructables.com has a recipe for super easy dog treats that your kids can make with minimal supervision. All you’ll need is flour, baking powder, peanut butter (what dog treat would be complete without it?), honey, milk and oatmeal. Mush it all together and plop out on a baking pan. If your dog is aesthetically inclined, shape them like dog bones with a cookie cutter.
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2. A no-sew pet cushion.
Withablast.com offers an easy solution to sewing: connecting two pieces of fabric together by cutting fringe around the edges and tying the top and bottom fringe layers together. This project is ideal for elementary-aged kids or Boy Scouts practicing their knots! Plus, the fringe is a bonus toy for rascally kittens.
Money-saving tip: Make pet cushions out of old blankets that you don’t use anymore. You can also make chair cushions the same way.
3. A dog toy out of recycled shirts.
One again, no-sew is the key word here. Cut up some old shirts or even old towels and simply twist and tie them into tug ropes. Your dog will never know that you didn’t buy an expensive new toy at the pet boutique. And best of all, it will already smell like home.
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